Working with a Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) that is a member of ABPCO provides you with the reassurance that your conference or event is in safe, professional and capable hands. ABPCO is the only UK membership organisation representing individual PCOs that requires members to demonstrate their professional experience and supporting evidence of their quality standards in service delivery before they may become members and display our coveted logo as a quality mark.
Full ABPCO membership requires a minimum of five years' experience of all services required in the preparation and running of conferences, seminars and/or other meetings.
In addition, full members must have a minimum of two years as a proprietor, partner, director or senior manager of a conferenceorganising business or as the director or senior manager of a conference organising unit attached to a professional or trade association, educational institution, official body, or corporation.
Moreover, applications for membership must be supported by references from at least two clients or venues and detailed reviews of the applicant's last eight conferences submitted before consideration by the ABPCO executive committee.
In short, by choosing an ABPCO PCO you benefit from:
- Assurance of significant professional experience in all aspects of organising successful conferences and events
- High-calibre services, backed up by client testimonials and reviews of the ABPCO committee
- The support of a dedicated professional, bound to uphold ABPCOs Code of Practice
Further information about ABPCO and our membership, including how the Association can assist clients with tendering guidance, PCO services or event enquiries is available at www.abpco.org.